Employment resources

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Be Safe at Work

Be Safe at Work provides easy-to-read information about how to stay healthy and safe on the job. It illustrates how to spot danger, use safety equipment, report injuries and share health and safety concerns with employers.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to clients across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Be Safe at Work


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Career Planning and Job Search

Information on career planning including job search and networking, starting a new career, salaries, and careers without college. In the job search section, explore resources and materials related to resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, and using online job posting sites such as Indeed.

Although this resource is written in plain language and targeted toward those with lower reading levels, it is beneficial to all job seekers.


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Career Planning – main page

Job search and networking

Career planning and salary

Beginning a new career

Careers without college

Job Search – main page

Resume writing

Cover letter

Job application

Interview skills

Indeed


GCF Learn Free

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Career Planning for Specific Audiences

This resource contains information, tools, resources, and materials for people from specific groups who are looking for work. These groups include indigenous peoples, persons living with disabilities, newcomers to Canada, youth, and mature workers.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to clients across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. The reading level is appropriate for adult literacy learners and above.


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Career Planning – main page

Indigenous peoples

Persons living with disabilities

Newcomers

Youth

Mature workers

Parents


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Creating a New Future: The Job-Loss Workbook

This workbook offers a range of practical information, exercises, and options to ease the transition from being employed to being unemployed, to moving on and creating a new future after job loss.

Topics include response to job loss, negotiating a severance package, financial planning, coping, building a support network, retraining and work options, and more. The information also includes personal stories from others — how they handled their failures and successes, and how they turned crises into opportunities.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to clients across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Creating a New Future

What to do first after job loss

What to do first after job loss – checklist

How to cope with job loss

How to cope with job loss – checklist

Moving Forward after job loss

Moving forward after job loss – checklist


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Easy Reading Job Profiles

This resource contains information on 23 different jobs, including what the person does on the job, skills required, average salary/wage, and related jobs. There is also a dictionary of terms used in the profiles to help you understand the job profiles and related information.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to clients across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Job profiles

Dictionary


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Find a job

This workbook encourages adults with low literacy skills, or ESL, to seek the support of a career advisor or tutor to help them through the steps of landing the job they want. This publication covers: resume writing, where to look for a job, cover letter, application forms, interviews, job offers, and next steps.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to people across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is written at a Grade 4 reading level.


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Find a job


Government of Ontario

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Job Smart: Tips for Staying Employed

This basic guide to keeping a job features information about what employers are looking for in their employees.  It includes self-assessment exercises, tips on problem solving, and a list of helpful community resources. This resource is written in plain language.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to people across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Keep your Job


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Keep Your Job

This work-related guide uses stories and exercises to help people with low literacy skills keep their job. Easy Reading Keep Your Job covers important topics such as: what employers want, building good work skills and attitudes, workplace rights and responsibilities, and making sure their job is a good fit.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to people across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Keep your Job


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Life Skills

This resource contains skills development for life skills areas, such as; careers and personal finance. In the careers section, you will find information on such topics as navigating your career, working in tech, and starting a business. In the personal finance section, you will find information on saving, budgeting, income, taxes, and debt. These are instructive videos that use animation and graphics to explain concepts.

This resource was created for an American audience, but the information is applicable to people in Canada. It is appropriate for those who read at an elementary level and above.


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Life Skills – main page

Careers

Personal finance


Khan Academy

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Training for Work

This work-related guide uses stories and exercises to help Albertans with low literacy skills get the training they need to succeed in the labour market. Easy Reading Training for Work contains information on alternatives to the traditional full-time classroom setting, such as; mentoring, volunteering, self-study, short-term courses, and on-the-job training to help boost employability. This publication also explores different learning styles, advantages, and disadvantages of various training options, and where to look for training opportunities.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to people across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Training for Work


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Work and You

The first career planning book in the Easy Reading series uses stories, checklists, and exercises, to help adults with low literacy create a short list of one to three jobs to investigate. Work and You Book 1 takes readers through a brief self-assessment and introduces them to the Easy Reading occupational clusters. Readers are encouraged to contact their career advisor or tutor for help when using this book.

The second career planning workbook in the Easy Reading series help readers research and evaluate the short list of jobs they created in Book 1. In the end, readers choose an occupational goal to pursue. Like Book 1, this book uses stories, checklists and exercises to help readers through each step. It is recommended that readers complete Book 1 before beginning Book 2. Readers are encouraged to contact their career advisor or tutor for help when using this book.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to people across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS.


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Book 1: Make some job choices

Book 2: Decide on a job


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Work Search Basics

This guide to finding work is for new or inexperienced job seekers. Start by identifying your skills, accomplishments, needs and wants, and decide which jobs are a good fit for you. Get tips on how to network effectively, conduct an information interview, and be successful in a job interview. Learn how to create an outstanding cover letter, and which resumé type works best for you.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to clients across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Work Search Basics


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Workability

This handbook provides practical information about key skills and attitudes for job seekers. It includes activities to self-assess current skills and develop the skills and attitudes needed for success in the workplace.

This resource was created for an Alberta audience, but the information is applicable to people across Canada. This resource is part of the Easy Reading group of resources produced by ALIS. It is appropriate for adult literacy learners and beyond.


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Workability – what you need to get and keep a job


ALIS, Government of Alberta

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Workplace Communication and Workplace Success

Information on communicating and succeeding in the workplace including job success, workplace basics, workplace etiquette, communication skills, QuickBooks, and business communication.

Although this resource is written in plain language and targeted toward those with lower reading levels, it is beneficial to all job seekers.


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Workplace communication and success – main page

Job success

Workplace basics

Communication skills

Quick Books

Business communication


GCF Learn Free

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